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Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies
ISBN: 9780470630006
  Category: Health & Wellness

"Food allergies affect nearly 12 million people in the United States, including 1 in 17 children under the age of three. Allergic Girl offers the reader excellent practical and helpful advice for identifying and coping with food allergies. Sloane Miller's anecdotal commentary about her own food allergy trials and tribulations teaches and directs readers how to live well with food allergies. A great resource." —Bill McLin, President and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

"As a chef, restaurant owner, father, and food allergy advocate, I believe Allergic Girl is a great guide for anyone with food allergies who wants to dine out safely." —Ming Tsai, James Beard Award–winning chef and author of Simply Ming and Simply Ming One-Pot Meals

"Sloane Miller is a force of nature. Her passion for feeding people well no matter what their food allergies inspires everyone who meets her. After you read Allergic Girl, you will walk into the world more confidently,with Sloane holding your hand." —Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl

"Allergic Girl is a revelation and a full-fledged guide to embracing life rather than allowing food allergies to run the show. Sloane Miller shares a lifetime's worth of knowledge on how to dine, date, and travel safely in spite of life-threatening allergies. Her words will get you, right in the gut." —Gwen Smith, Editor, Allergic Living magazine

Sloane Miller is allergic to tree nuts, salmon, eggplant, and many types of fruit. Overcoming these challenges, she grew from a shy girl with food allergies into a confident, take-charge Allergic Girl who enjoys a full and exciting life. With tested strategies and practical solutions, this book shows how you can, too.

In Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller shows how a food-allergic person can live a life not constrained by what she or he can't eat. Drawing upon her real-life experiences, her work with clients, and the wisdom of other leaders in the field, Miller shares the secrets of living happily and well with food allergies. You'll learn how to communicate your food-allergic needs clearly, identify your options, and get what you require with a minimum of trouble. You'll gain the tools to strengthen bonds with your friends, your family, and your partner.

In the pages of Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller is the sympathetic and supportive friend you need beside you every step of the way as you discover how to:

  • Find the best allergist and get the correct diagnosis
  • Create a safe environment wherever you are—at home, traveling, or dining out, and during holidays and celebrations
  • Handle everyday food-allergy concerns and issues
  • Build positive relationships
  • Learn to love food again
  • Increase the joy in your life

From dining out and dating to traveling, work functions, and more, Miller will help you expand your horizons while remaining food-allergy safe. Her insights and poignant stories explore the realities of food-allergic living, revealing how you can find the positive side to every challenge. Miller's expertise and inspiring encouragement inform every page of this breakthrough lifestyle guide.